Tag: green card (us permanent residents)

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Can you renew your green card after it expires?

If your green card expires, or is about to expire, while you're waiting for citizenship, you don't need to worry. The USCIS has created Form I-90 specifically for the purpose of replacing an expired green card. Click to see full answer What happens if my green card extension letter expires? You will receive a letter…
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Can I get an extension on my expired green card?

Your status as a legal permanent resident does not change if your green card expires. Although an expired green card does not mean that you lose your LPR status, you may encounter some problems: If you travel, you will have difficulty reentering the United States. Click to see full answer What happens if my green…
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Can I withdraw a USCIS application?

Withdraw Visa Petition Before USCIS Approval If the application has not yet been approved or denied by USCIS, it's easy to cancel or withdraw it by sending the letter to USCIS. There is no official withdrawal USCIS form. You need to know the USCIS office that's currently handling the petition/ Application. Click to see full…
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Can I stay in the U.S. while adjusting status?

Some people can stay in the U.S. for the entire period of applying for a U.S. green card. Others must leave the U.S., either while they wait for a visa to become available (which can take years in some cases) or in order to attend their immigrant visa interview, which is the last major step…
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How much does it cost to renew expired green card?

You can renew your green card any time after it expires, but you must do so before you leave the U.S. if you intend to maintain your lawful permanent residency here. You must also have a valid green card to work for a company in the United States, so if you're changing jobs, you'll need…
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Can my US green card be revoked?

All green card holders are entitled to judicial review of the revocation of their permanent residency, and they may have an opportunity to have their green card reinstated. Click to see full answer What crimes can get a green card revoked? Committing two or more criminal acts of moral turpitude at any time after a…
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Can you sponsor someone who overstayed?

An employer can sponsor a worker who was previously here under an H-2A or H-2B visa to come to the U.S. under an immigrant or dual-intent visa, but that will be a separate matter. Click to see full answer Can a job sponsor an illegal immigrant? As an employer (or prospective employer), if you want…
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What happens if my green card expires while waiting for naturalization?

It's possible to apply for citizenship with an expired green card. Immigration law does not specifically require a valid green card to establish eligibility for naturalization. And although USCIS policy on this matter has changed over time, there is a general sentiment that encourages U.S. citizenship. Click to see full answer Can I apply for…
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When can I renew my green card after it expires?

You can renew your green card any time after it expires, but you must do so before you leave the U.S. if you intend to maintain your lawful permanent residency here. You must also have a valid green card to work for a company in the United States, so if you're changing jobs, you'll need…
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How long can you live outside of the United States as a citizen?

No Longer Can One Lose U.S. Citizenship By Living in Another Country. At this time, no penalties exist if a naturalized U.S. citizen simply goes to live in another country. This is a distinct benefit of U.S. citizenship, since green card holders can have their status taken away for "abandoning" their U.S. residence. Click to…
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